Meet our dedicated team of app makers
Our experienced team hosts a range of including iOS Development, Android Development, Graphic Design, UX/UI Design and project management, plus a smattering of sales and marketing.
As Managing Director of Exploding Phone, Andrew has steadily built up the business since its inception in 2009, on the foundations of a successful career in business systems. Andrew’s technical expertise and commercial acumen (gained in a FTSE 250 company) help him to understand the changing needs of businesses in the fast-moving area of mobile.
Andrew is passionate about technology, Formula One racing and all things mobile.
A seasoned developer, Simon came to Exploding Phone with fifteen years of software experience, and was our first employee. While maintaining his impressive system development and web skills, he’s worked on mobile apps from the beginning, and has honed his iOS and Android skills to perfection.
In his spare time, Simon kicks back with DIY, model trains, gardening and online poker.
Damian joined us from Coventry University where he graduated with a first class degree in Multimedia Computing. He has a background in graphic design and web development but has also developed excellent skills in iOS development.
Damian is a keen gadget lover and in his spare time enjoys getting out and about on his bicycle when the sun is shining (so not that often!).
Chris graduated with a first class degree in computing from Wolverhampton University. Having previously worked in the IT department of a large NHS hospital he brings a variety of skills to team including working in a Microsoft web development environment.
However his passion is primarily Android and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience with Google's mobile OS.
As a passionate graphic designer, Greg joined us with a large interest in typography, web design and frontend web development. After graduating from Birmingham City University and gaining over two years experience, he is a firm believer in the importance of good design and the role it plays with everyday life.
In his spare time, Greg likes to play his musical instruments, play computer games and collect and listen to old vinyl records.
David joined the Exploding Phone team in January 2017 having previously held a number of sales and marketing roles helping IT companies work with the Higher Education community. His approach to sales is very simple: happy customers are the best sales people which he regards as his USP (Unique Selling Point). Sadly David’s days of coding are long gone but he did build his first (and last) web site in the mid-90s and has a degree in Electronic Engineering, so he knows just enough to be dangerous.
When not grinding the wheels of commerce David enjoys going to the gym and drinking wine (not usually at the same time), getting out on his motorcycle and spending time with his family and their two Hungarian Vizslas.
Meg joined Exploding Phone in mid-2017 bringing with her several years’ experience delivering Android and iOS Apps along with being an IT Security consultant specialising in evaluating risks associated with the ‘Internet of Things’.
Meg graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Computer Science. In her spare time, she likes to run, dance and travel.
Joel joins us from Brunel University London where he is studying Computer Science. His university projects include building an Android app, AI for Robotics, developing algorithms to analyse Social Media. He decided to seek out an App development work placement and an extensive research exercise resulted in him identifying Exploding Phone as his ideal internship.
Joel is a Manchester City fan which may disturb office peace and harmony on Monday mornings.
James joined Exploding Phone in late 2017 having previously worked as a software developer for a sound and vibration engineering consultancy. In that role he developed an iOS app to track equipment left on client sites and also worked on a project to move the company’s database to the Cloud. Prior to that James developed a travel related app at University which proved more effective than the market leading solution was awarded a first class honours degree in Computer Science. He has a passion for the synergy of software and mobile devices and is looking forward to expanding his skills to encompass Android development.
James has recently restarted practicing the drums. He is engaged and has three cats but declines to comment on his fiancée and cats' enthusiasm for his drumming'.